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Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Kiper, McShay impressed by Suh's huge performance

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

ESPN.com analysts are tripping over themselves to praise Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

His mammoth 12-tackle, 4.5-sack performance against Texas in the Big 12 title game has sent Suh's draft prospects soaring -- as well as leading him to consider his suit-and-tie combination for his visit to the Heisman Trophy presentation Saturday night in New York City.

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper was impressed with Suh's big effort against the Longhorns:

"As you go through the postseason all-star games, the combine and individual workouts, player ratings are constantly changing," Kiper wrote. "Where I do not envision this taking place is at the top of my draft board, where Suh is as productive a DT prospect as I can remember in my 32 years in the business."

And Todd McShay was similarly sold after watching Suh turn Colt McCoy into his personal rag doll:

"In a championship weekend chock-full of memorable individual and team efforts, Suh's showing in his team's 13-12 loss to Texas stands above the rest," McShay wrote. "The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle has been wreaking havoc for a couple seasons now, but he took it to a new level in the Big 12 title game, finishing with a ridiculous 7.5 tackles for loss, including 4.5 sacks. That ups his season totals to 20.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. Suh headlines a Blackshirts defense that pulled more than its share of the load in Nebraska's near-upset of the second-ranked Longhorns."

Suh's decision to return for his senior season looks like an outstanding one at the current time.

Coming back to school doesn't always work out for everybody.

Ask Sam Bradford and Jermaine Gresham.

But when it does, it often pays off with some spectacular results.